• Community Partners

     
    Community Partners are available to help businesses with the certification process, with preparing bids, explaining the M/W/DBE requirements, and explaining the rules and regulations governing doing business with sister agencies. Community Partners also help non-minority suppliers with locating M/W/DBE partners and subcontractors. 
     
    • 1.
      • African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
      • Available Resources: Sourcing for African American owned businesses, technical assistance, networking
      • http://www.aaccwp.com/
      • Doris Carson Williams, President
      • (412) 392-0610
      • information@aaccwp.com
    • 2.
    • 3.
      • Diversity Business Resource Center (DBRC)
      • Technical assistance, sourcing for MBEs, WBEs, and DBEs, referral service, contracting assistance, contractor training.
      • http://www.dbrconline.org/
      • Judy McNeil, Director
      • (412) 322-3272 / (800) 978-3272
      • jm@riversidecenterforinnovation.com
    • 4.
      • Government Contracting Assistance Center (GACO)
      • Technical assistance
        Sourcing for MBEs, WBEs, DBEs, and disabled, and veteran owned businesses
      • Renee Decker - Contracting Specialist
      • (724) 738-2346
      • renee.decker@sru.edu
    • 5.
      • Minority, Women, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Governmental Committee
      • Available Resources: Sourcing for MBEs, WBEs, and DBEs, networking, technical support/resources, trade fair
      • http://mwbegovtcomm.com
      • Juan Garrett - Chair
      • (412) 322-3523
      • jg@riversidecenterforinnovation.com
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      • Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council of PA, NJ, DE (EMSDC)
      • MBE certification for ethnic minorities including Black, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans, access to working capital loans and specialized financing, Advanced Management Education Programs and Scholarships, business opportunity fairs, matchmaking, corporate training.
      • http://www.emsdc.org
      • Valarie J. Cofield, President/CEO
      • (412) 391-4423 or (215) 569-1005
      • vcofield@emsdc.org
    • 8.
      • Small Business Administration (SBA) - Pittsburgh District
      • Technical Assistance
        Contracts for goods and services
        8(A) and SDB certification
        Sourcing for 8(A) and SDB firms
      • http://www.sba.gov/pa/pitt/
      • Kevin White - Acting District Director
      • (412) 395-6560 x113
      • kevin.white@sba.gov